A fabulous day on Haidplatz

I am always amazed at how constantly there is stuff to do in the Altstadt on weekends.

Saturday the 15th of June was once again Christopher Street DayI first encountered this one last year, quite by accident.  Christopher Street day is a gay pride event held in Germany and Switzerland. It’s an anniversary to the LGBT uprisings in the Stonewall Riots on June 28, 1969.  The Stonewall Inn was on Christopher Street, hence the name.  The event isn’t always held on the actual anniversary for organizational reasons, but it usually turns up in June.

This is a huge event in Berlin and Cologne, but the day is celebrated in major cities all over the country.  There was a parade this year, but I missed it because I didn’t realize that it was happening until after it had concluded.  Blast!  I really need to put this on my calendar for next year so I don’t miss the parade!

I took a bunch  more pictures this year than I did last year.

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Have you ever seen a Christopher Street Day celebration?


One thought on “A fabulous day on Haidplatz

  1. Robert

    Yup – I even saw the parade.
    However, there wasn’t much to be missed (parade-wise) so I wouldn’t put it high on the priority list. 😉


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